Do you love and/or hate to see me sitting in Kennedy's hosting chair? Either way, you'll be motivated to watch tonight's episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later). Filling in for the big-earrings gal will be Hot Air/Townhall media personality Mary Katharine Ham, who will end the show with a prom-banning story YOU WON'T BELIEVE. Still, the real hooks lie elsewhere.
As befits tradition, Red Meat Wednesday is back with a KABOOM! (Don't ask how red meat explodes, just work with me.) Kicking off the show is the right honorable libertarian gentleman Ron Paul, who will likely talk about how much he misses Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va., though not for long), and also what we've learned from today's Bowe Bergdahl congressional hearings with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Batting second is Yahoo News political reporter Chris Moody, who will hopefully unravel the mystery of who is David Brat, and why exactly did he win. Cleanup is Ron Paul 2.0 Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who knows a thing or two about running primary elections against the Chamber of Commerce. And rounding out the Cantor-Commentary is FreedomWorks President/CEO Matt Kibbe, who will exclusively reveal whether he had to Google how to pronounce Brat's name correctly last night.
Party Panel tonight is Red Eye co-host Andy Levy and NASCAR-loving Fox News correspondent Dagen McDowell, who will talk about Hillary Clinton's latest Benghazi comments, the NSA's we're-too-big-to-comply-with-court-orders defense, plus what long lines of immigrant children near the border tell us about American politics in 2014.
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